Posts made in August, 2006

A Little Bit Too Keane?

By on Aug 24, 2006 in Latest | 1 comment

Well, I don’t know about you lot, but I haven’t really stopped chortling yet. Middlesbrough 2-1 Chelsea. There are many issues that I could try to discuss at this point. Are Chelsea just too arrogant to win the Premiership again this season? Was it just a lapse in concentration, or is there a deeper malaise at Stamford Bridge? All very interesting...

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The Italian Job

By on Aug 23, 2006 in Latest | 1 comment

European Cup, League Cup, Premiership, blah blah blah… There’s only one story that really deserves your attention this evening, and it’s not Niall Quinn’s remarkably candid confession that maybe now was not the right time for him to take on his first managerial role. The story comes from Italy, where the Italian Match-Fixing Story, a tale of...

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The Ex Files

By on Aug 22, 2006 in Latest | 4 comments

Well done Accrington Stanley, for dumping Nottingham Forest out of the League Cup last night. A little bit of digging and delving has established that the first round of this year’s competition is one-legged, so a place in the second round and a possible tie against Tottenham’s reserves (an eminently winnable tie, given Spurs’ recent cup form)...

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Midweek Sports Special

By on Aug 21, 2006 in Latest | 4 comments

You’ll excuse me if I don’t get over-excited, but the Football League Cup (aka the Carling Cup, the Worthington Cup, the Coca-Cola Cup, and so on and so on) gets under way tonight, with Coventry City taking on Peterborough United at the Ricoh Arena. It’s live on Sky Sports! It must be a big match! I have to say that I’m struggling to find a...

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The Revolution Will Be Televised

By on Aug 20, 2006 in Latest | 3 comments

Well, that was about as predictable as could have been expected, wasn’t it? Chelsea, the pan-European footballer hoovers, brushed Manchester City aside with the sort of consideration that most people would give to an irritating insect, whilst Manchester United did a similar job against Fulham, although Fulham had a certain degree of culpability here, through...

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